Summary: Kirby's Epic Yarn was a triumph, but there's no denying that Kirby's true home is on a handheld platform. It's where he debuted and it's where he's had his biggest adventures. Kirby Mass Attack brings Kirby home, both in terms of platform and visual style, but that's not to say it's without its fresh quirks. With an all-touch approach to platform gaming and a whole ten puffballs to play with, Kirby Mass Attack is a game that is both alien and familiar.
Conclusion: Kirby Mass Attack is a fun, solid game, and is strong proof that the Nintendo DS isn't down for the count just yet. The adventure gives you lots to do, tons to collect, and offers you many ways to challenge yourself. It's fun with Kirby, ten times over. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy .
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Common Sense Media
16 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Kirby Mass Attack is an action-adventure game with lots of very vague cartoony violence. Your team of little Kirbys (smily pink puffballs) pile on their enemies and battle them, though the actual fighting is depicted as nothing more than a whirring of arms and feet. Defeated Kirbys turn into ghost/angels and begin to float away, but they can be grabbed and brought "back to life.
Conclusion: This title has a great deal of replay value with all the extras there are to discover and unlock. The levels of each area have multiple directions and hidden rooms, which will require dedication and return visits if the player seeks to find everything. With its new mechanics, this title introduces a new take on how Kirby can be seen and played.
Excerpt: has always been a franchise that I’ve been quite impressed with, at least on a conceptual level. Despite the game being rather simplistic and easy in nature, the developers over at HAL have not been afraid to experiment with the little pink ball of….errr….stuff.
Excerpt: One day, an evildoer with a magic cane appears and splits Kirby™ into 10 pieces. Kirby sets off on a journey to return to his original form. Players use the touch screen to control a mass of Kirby characters in a new and novel way. Swipe the touch...
Pros: Simple controls, Very charming, Fun Mini-Games
Cons: Controls may feel unresponsive at times, Can get repetitive
Excerpt: For a placeholder sprite that is an embodiment of gluttony (if it was pink and adorable) whose main villain is a fat penguin with a mallet, Kirby is the last character you’d expect to find success in the video game industry. However, here we are, a year away from his 20th birthday and we are in the middle of a Kirby buffet.
Excerpt: It seems unlikely that Nintendo would celebrate the Nintendo DS’ seventh year with a game about gang violence starring a pink blob, and yet here’s Kirby Mass Attack . The odds were certainly stacked against it. It’s a game released for hardware living out its final days in shovelware hospice, the latest entry in a series that has been known for simple quality but milquetoast challenge, and it relies completely on touchscreen controls that are archaic compared to those of...